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Portsmouth Kate The Great - Portsmouth Brewery

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893 Ratings

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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 2,691
Gots: 169 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bewareOFpenguin on 04-07-2005)
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

dfhhead25, Feb 24, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 2012 KTG opened 2-17-14. This is a good stout, no doubt, but nothing spectacular. Rather quite average. Thanks to mtbdonn for sharing this beer...it was definitely on my list of "must try" beers and I'm glad to say that I got the chance to try it. It was good, but nothing remarkable. I guess a lot of the hype is because of the limited-ness of the beer and potential for it to not be made anymore, but overall an average good stout. I would not go out of my way at all to get this beer.

4thelvofbeer, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mtbdonn, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BMart, Feb 10, 2014
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Bunuelian, Feb 07, 2014
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dannyfayy, Feb 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

woooobeer, Feb 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

CSeavey64, Jan 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

jrae2424, Jan 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

seangibbs60, Jan 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

BillHilly, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MastaShonuf, Dec 26, 2013
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stealth, Dec 15, 2013
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jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

330mL bottle into a snifter
2012 Vintage

450th Beer Advocate Review
My 94th out of the top 100 (based on the top 100 list at the time I started my quest to try all 100 of the beers)

A huge thanks to kdmcguire10 for sending this one my way.

A: Pours an opaque black with some browning on the edges when held to light. A thick sliver of tan colored heads builds and then fades fairly quickly. Leaves only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Quite sweet. Vinous, dark fruit notes, big licorice, chocolate cake batter, roasty, cinnamon, a subtle hint of booze. Just layers of complexity. Wonderful.

T: Chocolate, roasted malt and oak upfront. This is followed by a vinous component, which then fades back to an oaky vanilla thats reminiscent of some of the qualities barrel aging lends to a beer. I also get some herbaceous qualities, bitter coffee and cream. Again, its amazingly complex. So many wonderful layers to this one, and the flavors are bold, strong, and linger forever.

M/D: Full bodied, chewy, fairly smooth but carbonation on the heavier side for the style, which detracts from the smoothness slightly. Effectively no hint of the 12% ABV, and drinkability is so good that I have to make a conscious effort to slow down on drinking this one so that I can savor it.

O: Overall, this is an incredible beer, absolutely no doubt about it. Lives up to the hype, and well worth the wait for me. Arguably the best non-BA, non-additive infused Imperial Stout Ive ever had. The depth and layers of the aroma and flavor profiles are impressive. World Class.

zac16125, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

baybum, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Kkottonmouthkngz, Nov 13, 2013
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shehateme, Nov 11, 2013
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In_Control_Mike, Nov 10, 2013
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AOShabaz, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Denzo, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

jayhunter357, Nov 10, 2013
Portsmouth Kate The Great from Portsmouth Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.